Greenland’s melting glaciers may someday flood your city

Posted In Climate Change, News
Nov
30


Melting Greenland. Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Meltwater from Greenland is the largest current contributor to global sea level rise — double that of Antarctica — making the island ground zero for scientists studying climate change…

Read Full Article, CNN (11-30-2017)

New study shows worrisome signs for Greenland ice; Guardian UK (04-14-2017)
Greenland ice is melting fast, and could potentially cause many meters of sea level rise…

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster; The Washington Post (06-26-2017)
In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes — a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future…

In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally; USGS (05-18-2017)
The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released in “Scientific Reports…”

Next 10 years critical for achieving climate change goals; Science Daily (04-13-2017)

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100; Science Daily (06-26-2017)
In the year 2100, 2 billion people — about one-fifth of the world’s population — could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, according to new research…

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